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Sep 16
YVCC’s Dental Hygiene Program Screening for New Patients

Yakima Campus-Yakima Valley Community College's Dental Hygiene Program is currently screening for new patients. Screening fee is $8.00 per person. After an initial screening, patients will be assigned to YVCC Dental Hygiene Students for comprehensive examinations and preventative services. Nominal clinic fees apply for all services. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1015 S. 16th Ave, Yakima.​

To schedule a screening exam or for additional information, contact the Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic at 574.4917. To learn more about the YVCC Dental Hygiene Program:

Sep 08
YVCC Fall Truck Driver Training Updated

Grandview Campus- Yakima Valley Community College has changed the dates for the fall 2014 Truck Driver Training from the previously scheduled period of September 8, 2014-October 10, 2014 to October 20, 2014-November 21, 2014. YVCC's Truck Driver Training course consists of a five week training program. Participants will experience both classroom and hands-on training, and have the opportunity to take the Washington State Class A and Class B CDL exam. The cost is $4,200 for Class A, or Class A and B; or $2,100 for Class B.

Courses are administered by Driver Training & Solutions, LLC. Driver Training & Solutions, LLC is a private CDL career training school that provides small class size, excellent instructors, quality instruction, and job placement assistance. For more information on the training program visit Classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year on YVCC's Grandview Campus.​

How to Register: Those interested in attending this training course should schedule a meeting with YVCC WorkFirst Coordinator Kayla Crawford at 509.574.4745 / by October 13, 2014. 

Sep 08
Prepare for your GED Today!

Ellensburg Learning Center – Are you interested in earning an adult high school diploma or preparing for your GED? YVCC's Ellensburg Learning Center now offers a high school diploma for individuals 21 years of age or older, preparation for taking the GED exam, and college preparation. The learning center is open Monday-Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm for open lab. Come check it out! YVCC's Ellensburg Learning Center, 401 E. Mountain View Suite #2, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

Do you want to learn to understand, speak, read, and write English?  Yakima Valley Community College Ellensburg Learning Center also offers Adult English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) literacy classes for non- or limited English-speaking adults who want to learn English. ESL classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:50pm. ​

YVCC is now enrolling students for GED and ESL classes. For more information call 509.925.4011. Register today!

Sep 05
YVCC hosts Flagger Training

Grandview Campus- Yakima Valley Community College hosts Flagger Certification Training on September 19, 2014. YVCC's Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. Participants will receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and group planning activities and have the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. The training will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm in YVCC's Workforce Education Center, Room U199, on the Grandview Campus. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is September 17th.

How to Register

      Step 1:  Visit YVCC's Registration Office and complete the Registration Form

      Step 2:  Pay the training fee at YVCC's Cashiering Office

      Step 3:  Bring a copy of your receipt to the training ​

One-day classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year on YVCC's Yakima Campus. For more information contact 509.574.4911 or

Aug 25
Summer Quarter 2014 Graduates

Yakima, Washington - Yakima Valley Community College is pleased to announce graduates for Summer Quarter 2014. Included are the requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees.

General Education Requirements: In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from Yakima Valley Community College must have:

  1. A minimum of 90 quarter credits; some professional/technical degrees require more.
  2. A cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0 or higher at YVCC.
  3. A minimum of 24 credits completed at YVCC.

General Education in Transfer Degrees: General education in transfer degrees introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge-the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The faculty has identified and adopted two fundamental abilities essential to lifelong learning that are assessed in courses across the degree.

  • Analytical Reasoning is the ability to consider an issue, idea, or concept systematically and assess the component parts and their application.
  • Communication includes the delivery and reception of ideas.

Six other abilities reflect skills and values which the faculty consider important to being an educated person. Historical perspective, research, aesthetic literacy, service learning, problem solving, and cross-cultural global perspective are practiced within various courses of the general education curriculum.​

General Education Requirements for Applied Science: Professional/Technical Degrees and Certificates (45+ credits)

In order to be awarded an applied science degree or certificate, students must complete courses covering three core competency distribution areas: computation, communication, and human relations. Specific courses are required that will fulfill these competencies. The curriculum in professional/technical areas is competency based and has been developed to meet industry-wide skills standards.

 YVCC-Graduate List Summer 2014.docx

For more information about YVCC degrees and certificates visit

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S.16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902

Grandview Campus
500 West Main Street
Grandview, WA 98930-1284

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Grandview: 509.882.7000

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